PDRMA's Loss Control Review (LCR) is the cornerstone of our risk management philosophy. When a member joins PDRMA's Property/Casualty program, we assign a Risk Management Consultant to the new member with one essential goal; keep employees, patrons, and property as safe as reasonably possible. We do that through our LCR. The LCR consists of a series of forms, based on core risk-management and safety best practices, which assess the following key areas:
- Ice rink.
- Park police.
- Park maintenance.
- Special recreation association.
- Specific operation risk tool.
- Loss experience and prevention.
Our Risk Management Consultants conduct the LCR process with each member on a scheduled basis to evaluate, develop, maintain, and enhance risk-management best practices. The review includes a minimum of three visits to the member location over the course of the year. The final LCR score a member receives determines how frequently we schedule an LCR.
85 percent or higher — Four-year review.
84 percent or lower — Annual review.
Each year, PDRMA evaluates the LCR forms against member loss trends, new exposures to loss, new regulations, and related issues. The Risk Management Committee reviews and approves proposed changes to the forms, as necessary, which we then communicate to members.
We recognize the efforts of our members and their achievements in risk management each year, based on each agency's final LCR score. The final score indicates the total percentage of compliance with all applicable questions on all forms. Members receive a cash incentive to use to promote safety throughout their agencies.
Level A — 95 to 100 percent, $1,500.
Level B — 90 to 94.99 percent, $1,000.
Level C — 85 to 89.99 percent, $500.
PDRMA also recognizes the members with the Highest Overall Score, Highest Score by a New Member (less than five years with PDRMA), and Most Improved Score.
Accreditation is PDRMA's highest award. An agency's two most recent LCR scores must average at least 95 percent with neither score being less than 92.5 percent. The agency must also meet certain loss-related criteria to achieve or maintain accreditation. Members that earn accreditation receive a certificate, clothing or another incentive for all agency board members and full-time staff, as well as a cash award.